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Mobile & Telehealth

 

Researchers from the Wisconsin Institute of Surgical Outcomes Research found a smartphone app to be a potential tool in detecting surgical site infections (SSI) and preventing additional hospital admissions. Findings were published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

Telemonitoring can help manage patients with heart failure, but evaluating its true impact can be difficult. In response, researchers examined previous studies to establish criteria, which were divided into six classes: dimensions: clinical, economic, user perspective, educational, organizational, and technical. Findings were published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

A psychoeducational tool identifies patients at risk for an opioid overdose but fails to motivate them to change their behavior. Findings are published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.

A telehealth-based weight loss program utilizing a health coach through video conferencing could result in loss of over 5 percent of initial body weight in six months. Findings are published in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare.

Communication between patient and physician is the foundation in building a close relationship—and cell phones have become the favored tool in clinical communication, according to a study published in European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare.

 

Recent Headlines

Remotely Monitoring Patients: Pilot Programs Take Off As 4G arrives, smartphone cameras improve and telehealth goes mainstream, a wide range of pilot projects are taking remote patient monitoring over new horizons.
Dell to buy InSite One
Dell is seeking to acquire cloud-based medical archiving leader InSite One to assist healthcare organizations in retaining healthcare data.
DICOM Grid introduces ImageCare DICOM Grid, a provider of a cloud-based platform for medical imaging management, has made available DICOM Grid ImageCare, a cloud computing platform to assist searching, sharing and exchanging medical images using consumer web applications such as Google, Facebook and iTunes.
Elsevier releases clinical reference iPhone app Elsevier has developed an iPhone App for First Consult, an online clinical information resource.
TCS expands care management access with Connectria Medical management software developer TCS Healthcare Technologies has selected Connectria Hosting, a provider of cloud and managed hosting services, to expand TCS customers' options for accessing its care management software applications.
Federal agency launches cloud computing standards
The Federal CIO Council has launched a governmentwide risk and authorization management program for cloud computing.
DICOM Grid secures $7.5M for imaging management Healthcare IT company DICOM Grid has received $7.5 million in funding from a syndicate led by healthcare investor Canaan Partners with participation from healthcare venture capital firm CHL Medical Partners and private investors for market expansion and the development of medical imaging management technology.
Voalt, Meru partner for clinical communication Voalt has entered into a strategic partnership with enterprise wireless networking company Meru Networks.
Philips upgrades SpeechExec for BlackBerry Royal Philips Electronics has upgraded its dictation service SpeechExec for BlackBerry, adding the ability to transmit data and include data in the recording files.
EasyMedMobile enters the iPhone app game EasyMedMobile has developed and released its iPhone application to provide health information management services to smart phone users.

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